Thursday, September 29, 2022

Crop Tops at 40: Joining The Lululemon Align Tank Bandwagon

by Cristina
Crop Tops at 40: Joining The Lululemon Align Tank Bandwaggon

I’ve been watching the popularity of the Align Tank soar with just a hint of jealousy and wistfulness. You may have noted the slight ‘tone’ to my comments on the last upload about all the new crop tops. I fully believed that this trend excluded me in some way, which is kind of bananas. Nobody ever said that! 

I’m curvy, and have that pre menopausal non flat stomach, so I thought ‘crop tops = not for you!’. I kept wondering if I could pull it off though. 

Every single fit pic I’ve see of the Align Tank  online, I’ve loved, at every body shape and every age. It’s not just the crop length, I love the overall silhouette of the top with looser fitting mid to high rise shorts, and high rise leggings. It just looks fresh and feminine.

I’ve been so taken by the Align Tank that every time I go to a lululemon store, I look for them, hold them up, consider trying one on and then talk myself out of it. Yesterday I went a step further and decided to try one on. It was instant love! I was pleased that despite having a really long torso it didn’t really expose that much midriff at all. 

What convinced me to get over myself and finally just try it on was Ms. S who often leaves comments offering her fit reviews for hourglass/larger bust proportions. She raved about it to me and said I should try it on. She was right! This tank is sexy and a little ‘booby’ but so flattering. I’m going to go ahead and declare it. This is  a very wearable crop top for those of us in the pre-menopausal/menopausal category! 

The is the size 10 I have on in the picture which is my typical size in Lululemon tank tops. It’s so comfortable!

Because I have a large rib cage the tank hugs around my middle (without squeezing) vs. having the looser fit I’ve seen in some fit reviews. I like the way this tank looks both TTS and sized up in every fit pic I’ve seen.

This tank is buttery soft and thick! I don’t know how such a buttery soft and stretchy material can give such great cleavage, but it does. I wouldn’t call this supportive for vigorous workouts, but it definitely gives lift.

I ended up ordering the Align Tank in black as well in both a size 10, and a size 12 to compare. I know a lot of reviewers online suggest sizing up but that has a lot to do with bust size. I’m a 34DD, but I don’t have a lot of cleavage so I don’t spill out at my regular size. 

I plan on wearing this with Align Crop Wide Legs, the Align Super-High Rise Pant, Soft Ambition High Rise Short, the Keep Moving Pant High-Rise, and layered under rompers. 

Have you tried the Align Tank yet? 

Heads up! Tomorrow, July 9, Lululemon is having a huge online warehouse sale. Be ready for it! The rumour is it will be around 2pm. I’m not sure how accurate that time is so I will be watching like a hawk and I will alert you guys as soon as it’s up. 

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Susan July 8, 2020 - 5:44 pm

Wow, the tank looks AMAZING on you! Now I need one too!

Cristina July 8, 2020 - 5:55 pm

Thank you! I really love it. I felt good in it which was surprising.

Bertie July 8, 2020 - 6:19 pm

Looks amaze!

Anonymous July 8, 2020 - 6:54 pm

As I finished reading your post I went to the lululemon website (of course! Lol) anyways I am seeing 392 items under “we made too much” would this be the sale?! Or is there more coming?? I have 3 items in my bag already ??

Also, love the outfit on you!! Looks amazing!

Rene July 8, 2020 - 7:00 pm

It looks amazing on you! I tried the tank twice, in two different sizes, and it just didn’t work for my body type.

Catherine July 9, 2020 - 5:20 am

The Align tank looks good on you! I am 6 ft tall and it just looked like a long line bra on me 🙁

Violet July 9, 2020 - 10:41 am

Thanks for reviewing this tank. It looks great on you! When I hit 49 it was like a switched was flipped and all hell broke loose with my body, but maybe I also need to get over myself and try on one of the cropped tops. Maybe I’ll surprise myself!

shadowy_lady July 9, 2020 - 1:25 pm

Cristina I’m so glad you finally pulled the trigger. And girl you look hot!

The Align tank is a great summer peace. I like not having to wear bra in this temperature so the shelf “bra” on this tank is added bonus


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